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An "Otago Dally Tlmts " representative bas been interviewing a number of persons In order to ascertain their opinions on the condition of ihe Woodhsugh reservoir, 'wiih the "following results :— Gloomy foreoasts were rife m »11 quarters, Daring a conversation wlib our reporter one gentleman remarked, " When the night* are black and wet, and the wind Is bowling down tbe valley we gO to bed ohaklng, expecting every minute to be awakened by Ihe noise of tbo water iombliug down on u«," Of oourse he referred to tha water from tha reservoir. Another rem irked that his friends m town wore ol ways telling him hit h-j wou'd be sailing down past Poet Chalmers one of thcEe fine mosnlnga on the roof or Mb house, aud went on, " lid not an enviable prospoot at all, I o<m assure you. We don't know when' to expect it, but we txpeot it sometime." A lady to wh' m cirr representative spoke s»ld thit although she W fta In a diugerf-u? p^s |ton It au uooid*}Dt ocourred she did not fear anything, She did not think the water would burst through In her day, and she hoped to live a long time yet. Against this has to be set the fact that another lady who Uvea on the high land wllj Opt bring her husband's meals to blm when hie ia working m the valley for fear of the mishap, wnjoh she looks for daily, happening while she Is there. And e»s it wbb with her ao ft was with othera— ln faot, they all feci uneasy, yet they are not aoldaiiy afraid. The teeing that prevails among them Is ono of anxiety moro than of posltlvo fear. "We half expect to bo swept Into eternity at any moment, ami \rp half bel|t;ve that nothluu will happen," orie J man said, and be expressed vfcry well the opinion of bis neighbors.

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THE DUNEDIN RESERVOIR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2159, 27 June 1889

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THE DUNEDIN RESERVOIR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2159, 27 June 1889